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Butler's Toy Chick 

will do anything to see 
that kids have a good 
Christmas, including 
standing on top of 
a store in freezing 
weather. 





Get cookin' 

with these 

recipes from 

Butler's holiday 

cookbook. 



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Mike Shepherd 

Editor 

Justin Hayworth 

Associate Editor 

Chris Lawrie 

Photo Editor 

Laura Agee 

Writer 

Kristy Egbert 

Writer 

Amy Train 

Writer 

Tina Vinson 

Writer 

Kim Warhurst 

Writer 

Doni Boyer 

Writer 

Pennee Lewis 

Staff 

Dave Kratzer 

Faculty Advisor 



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Butler County Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Road 

Building 100, Room 104 

El Dorado, Kansas 67042 

(316) 322-3893 

Letters to the editor encouraged 



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Butler's Tara Munley, aka the 
Toy Chick, helps a local radio 
station collect toys for tots 
every holiday season. Her 
story is on page 30. 
Photo by Justin Hayworth 




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8 Journey to 
Oneness 

A Park City woman talks 
candidly about her 
experience with Multiple 
Personality Disorder. 

Story by Tina Vinson 

16 Double Take 

The Mohr brothers look a lot 
alike, and they should since 
they're twins. They do a lot 
together, too, including 
football and working in the 
EduCare Center. 

Story by Dave Kratzer 

26 Butler High? 

The number of high 
schoolers enrolling in Butler 
courses keeps on growing. 
This semester there are 506, 
including Kristyn Barker. 

Story by Mike Shepherd 



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"lexas Trash? Who ever heard of Texas Trash? What about Ice Cream in a Bag? Of course, if 
_- you knew Lisa Byfield, you'd understand. 
Byfield, who is the director of Butler's EduCare Center on the El Dorado campus, was diagnosed 
with a brain tumor last year. She likes working with kids at the center, but lately it has been hard for 
her some days because of chemotherapy treatments. 

Luckily, Byfield has many supportive friends at Butler, friends like Rhonda Morrison. Why are the 
recipes important? 

Rhonda Morrison will be quick to answer that. Morrison is the assistant registar and she knows 
many people. After all, she handles state aid reports, checks graduation eligibility, and athletic eligibility. 








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. teaspoon salt 
i cup brown sugar 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

1 cup sugar 
3 cups of rolled oats 

2 eggs 

6 ounces of chocolate chips 
11/4 cups shifted flour 
8 ounces of M&Ms 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 cup coconut 

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat short- 
ening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Shift 
flour, soda, salt, and add to mixture. Stir 
in oats, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and 
coconut. Drop onto a greased cookie 
sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12-15 minutes. 
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"It was my idea. I thought it would be some- 
thing fun to involve the kids at the Educare 
Center. I thought maybe they could do some of 
the pictures," Morrison says. "I wanted to make 
a recipe book that everyone could use." The 
cookbook serves another important purpose. "It 
will help Lisa with her medical and living 
expenses," Morrison says. 

Originally, the cookbook was scheduled to be 
printed last spring. But putting together a cook- 
book is quite a job, and completion of the project 
is now scheduled for Christmas. "Maybe if you 
do a story about it in the magazine, that will put 
pressure on me to get this cookbook finished," 
Morrison chuckles. 

At least she isn't working alone. Karen Graber, 
who works in the publication and marketing 
department, is helping Morrison. Graber and 
Morrison will design the cookbook's cover. "I 
took some photography classes, too," Graber 
adds. Maybe some of her snapshots will grace a 
few cookbook pages. 

No one will have to look at this cookbook 
twice to see it's definitely unique. "It's going to 
have a section where kids from the Educare 
Center submit their recipes and then provide 
instructions on how to cook their creations," 
Morrison says. This cookbook is going to have a 
personal touch. "Even staff from the satellite 

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schools such as Andover and Rose Hill were 
good about submitting recipes," Morrison says. 

About 500 recipes have been received for 
Morrison to use in this benefit cookbook. This 
75- to 100-page cookbook is going to be some- 
thing even Butler students can appreciate. A few 
students who work in the Registrar's Office 
have submitted recipes. 

The cookbook will have appetizers, a breakfast 
section, main course entrees, and deserts. "The 
support has been overwhelming," Morrison 
says. The Butler cookbook might become an 
annual publication. "Hopefully, we can have 
another reason for publishing a cookbook next 
year," Morrison says. Having a Butler cookbook 
can be handy! The $10 cookbooks would make 
nice graduation, birthday, Mother's Day, 
Christmas, or get-well gifts. What a nice way to 
show some one you appreciate them. Here are 
but a few of the recipes that will be featured in 
the BCCC cookbook: 



SHRIMP SCAMPI 



2 pounds of large unshelled raw shrimp 

1/4 cup of chopped parsley 

1/2 cup butter 

1 teaspoon of salt 

1/2 cup oil 

A dash of cayenne 

1/4-1/3 cup of lemon juice 

5-6 garlic cloves, minced 

Remove shell, devein, and rinse in cold water. 



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Drain and pat dry. Melt butter in a 9 x 13 pan; 
add the remaining ingredients except shrimp. 
Mix well. Add shrimp; toss gently until thor- 
oughly coated. Spread shrimp in the bottom of 
the pan; broil 5-10 inches from the heat for 5 
minutes. Turn shrimp and broil 5-10 minutes 
more. Remove shrimp with tongs and pour 
sauce over. 

Note: Shrimpi can be baked at 400 degrees for 8-10 
minutes, rather than broiled. 

Submitted by Michelle Koehler. 

ENCHILADAS 

2 pounds ground beef 

1 small jar pimentos (optional) 

I onion chopped 

1 can chopped green chillies 

1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt 

1/2 pounds Longhorn cheese, grated 

1 small can cream of chicken soup 

1/2 pound Velveeta cheese 

11/2 dozen flour tortillas 

Brown meat, onion, and garlic salt. Drain meat 
and add grated cheese. Set aside. Heat soup, 
cheese, pimentos, green chilies, and milk over 
low heat; stir often. Fill tortillas with meat mix- 
ture, roll and put into a 9 x 13 inch greased pan 
(you may need a larger baking pan). Pour cheese 
mix over the top and bake at 360 degrees for 30 
minutes. 

Submitted by Debbie Klassen. 



TEXAS TRASH 



1 envelope of ranch salad dressing 
4 cups of small pretzels 

2 tablespoons of whole dried dill weed 
1 cup of nuts 

1 teaspoon of lemon pepper 
A pinch of garlic powder 
6 cups of corn and rice cereal 
1 cup of vegetable oil 

Combine dressing mix, dill weed, lemon pep- 
per, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Add 
cereal, pretzels and nuts. Toss well. Pour oil 
over mixture and stir well. Pour onto a large 
cookie sheet and bake for one hour at 200 



degrees. Stir once. 

Submitted by Karen Hulse. 



ICE CREAM \H A BAG 

1 pint size ziploc bag 
1 gallon size ziploc bag 
1 bag of ice 

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla 
6 tablespoons of salt 
1 tablespoon of sugar 
1/2 cup of milk 

Fill the large bag half full of ice. Add the salt. 
Seal the bag. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar in the 
small bag. Seal it. Place the small bag inside the 
large one and seal it carefully. Shake until mix- 
ture is ice cream (about 5 minutes). Wipe off the 
top of the small bag. Open it up carefully and 
enjoy. This makes small servings and it's easy to 
do. Add desired toppings or fruit to give it more 
flavor. 

Submitted by Teresa Carlson. 



FU MEL CAKE 



1 large egg 

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

3/4 cup of milk 

1/4 teaspoon salt 

1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking powder 

Confectioners' sugar 

In electric skillet or heavy wide sauce pan, 
heat 1 to 2 inches oil to 360 degrees on deep-fat 
thermometer. In a medium bowl, beat egg with 
milk; stir in flour, baking powder, salt and cinna- 
mon. Mix until smooth. Hold finger under fun- 
nel with a 1/3 inch wide opening, pour batter 
into funnel. Start in the center of the skillet, drop 
batter into hot oil moving the funnel in a circle 
to make snail-like coil rings each about 6 inches 
in diameter. Fry cake, turning once with a slot- 
ted spatula or chopsticks, until golden brown- 
about two minutes on each side. With spatula, 
lift cake from hot oil, holding over skillet to 
drain slightly. 

Submitted by Kim Leewright. 

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Story by Vina Vinson 

A 52-year-old woman sits calmly in her 
tidy home in Park City, readily 
answering questions about a past life 
filled with sexual abuse and pain. While the 
name on her birth cerificate reads Tamara Ann 
Evans, her true name is Arlys Marie Gilchrist, a 
name she gave herself after successfully recover- 
ing from Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) 
more than seven years ago. 

She appears to be completely the opposite 
from the overwhelmed and disturbed woman 
she once described as "a pot of hot water wait- 
ing to boil over." 

"When I decided to change my name, I want- 
ed it to mean something to me," Gilchrist says. 
She carefully chose each name from a person 

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who helped her recover. Arlys is the first name 
of a nurse who was a source of inspiration and 
encouragement to her. Marie is the middle name 
of the psychologist who diagnosed her, and 
Gilchrist is the last name of the social worker 
who persuaded her to get help. 

Gilchrist now devotes her time holding work- 
shops to educate people about MPD; its causes, 
diagnoses, and treatment. One such workshop 
was held on Butler's El Dorado campus in the 
fall of 1997. 

Gilchrist talked about her experiences with a 
"Woman and Society" class taught by Sonja 
Milbourn in late November of that year. "I think 
we, as a society, have an obligation to listen to 
other people's life experiences that could help in 



our own lives. Plus it is a part of the healing 
process for the survivor of the abuse/' Milbourn 
says. "Unfortunately, sexual and physical abuse 
is a bigger problem than people want to believe. 
People need to know how to spot the signs of 
abuse and be prepared to help." 

Sexually and physically abused as a child, 
Gilchrist developed MPD before reaching her 
seventh birthday. As she explains in her work- 
shops, abuse and trauma before age seven are 
crucial factors in allowing MPD to develop. 
Gilchrist says she has memories of the sexual 
abuse traumas from as early on as 18 months. 

Gilchrist remained undiagnosed until she was 
38 — nearly four years after having her first 
memory of the abuse. Although she does not 
remember much of her past, she simply knew 
that she "lost time" and that her co-workers 
thought of her as extremely moody. "One day I 
would be all business and work my butt off and 
didn't want to have anything to do with any- 
body. But the next morning, I would come in 
and be totally different ... happy, talkative and 
friendly," Gilchrist recalls. 

She has regained some of her past, especially 
of her childhood, through 
talking to people who knew 
her as a child. She has no 
support or contact with her 
biological family, except for 
her children. Her biological 
father, the perpetrator of her 
abuse, died before she had 
the chance to confront him. 

However, she speaks with 
great joy about her foster 
family who took her in as one 
of their own at the age of 44. 
"I really don't believe I could 
have recovered without the 
love and support of my foster 
family." 

Gilchrist now volunteers at Prairie View 
Hospital in Wichita and she works there 20 
hours a week even though only one hour is 
required. 

"The most important thing is just being a good 
friend... playing games, cards, visiting, or what- 
ever needs to be done." She also uses her experi- 
ence to help people who are having a difficult 
time coping; she uses herself as an example that 



"One day I would 
be all business and 

o 

didn't want any- 
thing to do with 
anybody. But the 
next morning, I 
would come in and 
be totally different." 



the journey to oneness can be successful. 

While her children do not hold a grudge 
against her for being a somewhat strange moth- 
er, she laughingly admits that her child personal- 
ity, Lisa, may have caused some annoyance in 
their lives. Gilchrist would blame her children 
for leaving their toys in the living room instead 
of putting them where they belonged. Her kids 
would claim that they had not gotten the toys 
out, but the truth did not come out until one day 
when the toys were out and the kids were not 
home. 

"Lisa would get up in the middle of the night 
and play with my children's toys," Gilchrist 
reveals. 

Lisa was one of the last four personalities 
before what is called fusion. Lisa was about eight 
years old. She was shy and bashful and only 
came out when she was alone or with the psy- 
chologist. Tamara was the head-strong personali- 
ty. "Tamara was the take-charge one," Gilchrist 
remembers. Tamara was a soccer coach and the 
worker, but Tammy was the people-person, she 
would come out when social interaction was 
needed. Gilchrist describes Tammy as being the 

"mother." Her character was 
caring and nuturing. 

But not all of her personal- 
ities were so gentle. Terry, 
the only male character, was 
invented to deal with anger. 
A white light socket in her 
living room covers a hole 
where he once kicked the 
wall during a fit of anger. 

It is a constant reminder to 
Gilchrist. 

But when asked now, 
Gilchrist says her full name 
with pride. "I am Arlys 
Marie Gilchrist." She attrib- 
utes many of Arlys Marie's character traits to her 
final four personalitites. 

Gilchrist's clothing is an obvious portrayal of 
her diverse, but whole, personality. She sits with 
her legs crossed, dressed in navy slacks, topped 
by a casual, comfortable blouse, and finished off 
with a striking combination of Nike sandals and 
cartoon socks. 

"There is light at the end of the tunnel if 
you're willing to do your work," she says. 

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Humanities instructor Don 
Koke shows off an image of 
the mythical Bullfrog dur- 
ing the spring festival. 
Photo by Justin Hayworth 



Bullfrog hops to Butler 



The first annual Bullfrog Round -Up 
had a home -on -the -range feel to it. 

By Kim Warhurst 

Warren "Homer" Chambers of Wichita 
grabbed a white paper plate and a paint marker 
and took a seat in the corner of Room 109. 
Twenty minutes later, the eating utensil had been 
transformed into a piece of art. 

It's Homer's hobby drawing with paint mark- 
ers that is. 

"I started this as an experiment to show that I 
could interest people in the art/' Homer says. 

Below, Warren Chambers of Wichita leads a class in 
paint marker drawing, a hobby he started a few years 
ago just because it "is weird." Photos by Mike Shepherd 



"And because it's weird." 

In the four years that he has been doing it, 
Homer has made more than 400 pieces although 
most are on canvases. The plates were another 
experiment just for the Bull-Frog Round-Up - 
Butler's spring-time folklore festival — because 
plates are cheaper and easier to work with. 

Homer's paintings were just one of the attrac- 




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tions last spring for the first Round Up, which 
was put together by humanities instructor Don 
Koke. The event offered several other education- 
al and entertaining performances including the 
last poetry reading at the Iron Horse Concert 
Hall in downtown El Dorado. Other events 
included a folklore history workshop and re- 
enactments by the Walnut Valley Muzzleloaders 
that continued through the two-day event. 

The Round-Up was modeled after the Walnut 
River Valley Festival, which was started 27 years 
ago in Winfield. When it started, it too had small 
crowds — just as this year's Round-Up -- but has 
turned into an annual event for bluegrass music 
lovers. 

"We were really encouraged by the people 

Lynn Havel tries his hand at throwing an axe. His 
instructor, "Ugly," watches on. Photo by Justin Hayworth 



who attended" the Round-Up, Koke says. 

Koke is interested in making the Round-up a 
people's festival much like the Walnut River 
Valley Festival. Koke believes that the Round-up 
should be entertaining yet educational. 

For the 1999 Round-Up, Koke plans to move 
the re-enactments to the land beside El Dorado's 
community building in hopes of attracting more 
community members. He is also interested in 
adding a pow-wow to the schedule as a tie-in 






with the last play of the spring semester per- 
formed in the 700 Building's theater. The play, 
"Myths and Legends," written and directed by 
Phil Speary, will be about Daniel Boone's life. 

This year's festival will makes its return to the 
El Dorado campus April 30 through May 2. 



Other attractions included re-enactments by the 
Muzzleloaders. Here, one explains everyday life in the 
1800s in his tent. Photos by Mike Shepherd 





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Mending hands, mending memories 




Towanda's famous doll doctor returns 

ter patients to their grateful owners 

looking as good as new. 



Top photo: Barbara Brush works on a doll in 

her doll hospital and museum in Towanda. 

Bottom photo: Among the more than 2,200 



At her hospital in Towanda, Barbara Brush admits a new 
patient. She carefully examines her client, a beautiful young 
girl, while the mother fills out an information sheet. 

Brush tenderly places the girl in one of the hospital's 
intensive care beds, allowing the mother a good-bye kiss. 
While Brush treats all her patients like human beings, her 
clients are ceramic, plastic, cloth and porcelain and are all 
carefully restored at Paradise Doll Museum and Hospital. 

Brush has been repairing dolls since 1985, after taking a 
correspondence course from a magazine. Along with the 
help of her husband, Fred, she opened her museum in 1989, 



dolls that are housed at the museum are 

these three petite jewels, which now houses more than 2,200 dolls. 




Brush said she started her collection mostly 
with gifts from family and friends. Fred built all 
the doll beds and shelves, which line the large 
center room of the museum where the hospital is 
housed. He also built the massive worktable, 
installed a sink with hot water, and has con- 
structed more than 1,500 doll stands. 

"He's the one that made it all possible," she 
says. 

Besides restringing, replacing hair, stuffing, 
and facial features, and carefully putting shat- 
tered pieces back together, Brush also makes 
dolls. After taking two classes last year in micro- 
computers at Butler of Augusta, Brush uses her 
digital camera to make photograph dolls — dolls 
with the faces of people. She charges around $50 
to make the dolls. 

"It's a good way to make money to keep this 
place going," she says. 

Brush proudly says that she has never had a 
complaint about her work. 

"I don't know what I would've done without 
her," says Earlene DeVoe, who has an inherited 
collection of close to a thousand dolls, 30 of 
which have been admitted to the Towanda 
Hospital at some point in time. "All my little 
dolls would be in pieces." 

"She takes really good care of your babies, 
and treats them with love," Julie Robbins says. 




Robbins drove from Eureka to Towanda for 
Barbara to put the limbs back on one of her 
favorite Betty Boop dolls. "Dolls are real peo- 
ple," Robbins says. "She cares about what she it 
doing." 

She not only repairs dolls, but keeps her 
schedule busy with giving tours, participating in 
doll shows and entering the Prairie Port parade 
each year in El Dorado. Her doll exhibition has 
won second place three times. 

But none of this is work, she says, because she 
enjoys it so much, even the extensive work on 
those completely shattered dolls, which she has 
appropriately labeled as "basket cases." 

"She's had some hopeless cases that she's 
brought back to life," says DeVoe. 




Top Photo: 
With many of the 
dolls that she 
receives to repair 
in pieces, Barbara 
has become very 
delicate with her 
hands. 
Bottom photo: 
Her collection 
ranges from every 
Barbie imaginable 
to life-like wax 
and ceramic dolls 
including a rare 
African- American 
bride doll. Some 
dolls are more 
than four feet tall 
and over 100 years 
old. 



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them, it's hard to keep it straight in a 
reporter's head who is who, which is 
which: 

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| hat's next year. The Mohr Twins, as 
they're known around campus, were red- 
shirted this season. They practice a cou- 
ple times a week with the team and lift 
weights four times a week. 

"We're trying to get bigger so we'll be 
ready for next year," says Nathan, er, 



The Mohr Twins begin most school days playing with the children at Butler's EduCare Center. "The kids at the 
EduCare center are all full of energy all of the time," says Nathan. "I'd like to have half of the energy they do. 
Seriously, I really enjoy being around those kids." 





If everything goes as 
planned, Butler's Jayhawk 
Conference foes will be see- 
ing double when Nathan and 
Matthew Mohr line up for 
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Speaking of the tykes at the daycare center, Matthew says, "They tear us up in the morning; it's a rough way to start 
the day." But he smiles that it's embarrassing when they can't keep up with the little ones. "We're supposed to be 
big tough football players and yet those kids run us ragged." 



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The Mohrs stand six-four and weigh in at 
about about 220, although both concede that 
Matthew may be a little taller and Nathan may 
be a little heavier. Twins run in the family. The 
Mohrs have a paternal aunt and uncle who are 
identical as well. 

They look at each other when they talk, careful 
to use correct grammar when being interviewed. 
Their voices, laced with a slow Kansas twang, 
are nearly identical as well. "I'm three minutes 
older," Nathan jokes. "But I'm more mature," 
Matthew chimes in. They 
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tically imperceptible. 
When watching these two 
big guys, who are wearing 
what look like 
Kindergarten desks the 
day of the interview, argu- 
ing over who's fastest, 
who's strongest, one is reminded of Chip and 
Dale. 

These football-playing twins hail from Andale, 
where they have been called "bookends" since 
their days of playing organized, peewee football. 
Both were defensive ends as little shavers, but in 
high school Nathan was an offensive lineman 
and Matthew was a defensive lineman. Matthew 
was named to the Chisholm Trail League's all- 
conference defensive team; Nathan was named 



to the all-conference offensive team. Both 
received honorable mention at the state level. 

"If football doesn't work out," Matthew 
begins, "then we'll go to either KU or K-State," 
Nathan concludes. The Mohrs say they are both 
interested in business law and math. "I get better 
grades," Nathan says. "But I'm smarter," 
Matthew laughs. One gets the impression that 
finishing each other's sentences is a common 
practice. "We can tell what each other's think- 
ing," says Matthew. Or Nathan. Whatever. 

While at Butler, Nathan 
grew a goatee like Matthew's 
just to confound the general 
public's collective confusion. 
"We like to mess with people 
sometimes," Nathan admits 
with a sly grin. "People usual- 
ly can't tell us apart. Teachers 
get us confused all the time," 
Matthew says. 

That includes members of 
the opposite sex. Which is another story best left 
for telling another time. They both laugh identi- 
cal laughs when asked about it. 

On the day they were interviewed, the Mohrs 
were not dressed alike, like some identical twins 
chose to do. "Grandma and Mom sometimes 
buy us the same clothes, but when we're shop- 
ping we usually don't get the same clothes," 
Matthew says. "We are individuals," Nathan 

insists. 

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"ey, throw me a knee pad, 
Stephanie," a football player yells 
from the window to pick up his 
practice uniform, and Stephanie Carruth makes 
another trip to the other side of the equipment 
room to help the player. But six weeks ago she 
wasn't able to take one step out of bed, because 
she was sick. 

"I was so sick, that I knew that I wouldn't be 
able to go to class. That's when I had my grand- 
ma schedule my first appointment to see my 
doctor," Carruth says. 

Like many students, Carruth not only had to 
schedule her appointment around class time, 
but also football practices and games. "It's 
always hard to schedule an appointment 
around school, and football practice ends 
after most doctor's offices are closed. It 
would be nice if I could have gone to a doctor 
here in El Dorado, one that my parents' insur- 
ance would cover, so I wouldn't have had to 
miss class," she says. 

Because of the problem she had with schedul- 
ing an appointment around her schedule, 

22 Tl*e Grrizzry 



Carruth has had to miss her algebra class at least 
six times to go in to her doctor's office in Valley 
Center for follow-ups and blood work. "It is 
important to go to the doctor when you don't 
feel good, because you have to be healthy to go 
to school," Carruth says. 

As it is now, Carruth is behind in that class. 
Her grade hasn't suffered terribly yet, but she 
admits that she doesn't always know what she is 
doing. 

Carruth guesses that if there was a healthcare 
facility on campus that was based on students' 
needs, she wouldn't have had to skip class. 



"If Butler had a facility like Hutchinso 



Other schools in the area, like Hutchinson 
Community College for instance, have health- 
care facilities for students. At Hutch, students 
pay 50 cents per credit hour to help pay for the 
facility For a student taking 16 credit hours for 
two semesters this cost equals $32 a year. While 



a local doctor's office visit is $45. "So if a student 
even goes once a year they are receiving an 
advantage/' says Randy Myers, dean of student 
services at Hutchinson Community College. 
Those fees help maintain the facility, which is the 
main source of minor medical treatment along 
with information on safe sex and how to prevent 
sexually transmitted diseases to the students at 
Hutch. The facility also provides nursing stu- 
dents with a place to volunteer, making it an 
educational experience, as well. The facility is 
located in a college-owned two-bedroom house 
across the street from the campus. The house's 
living room and dining area have been trans- 
formed into a reception area and waiting room, 
while the two bedrooms are now used for exami- 
nation rooms. The exam rooms are set up like 
what a normal doctor's office would look like. 

Before Hutch had the healthcare facility near 
campus, officials employed a part-time school 
nurse that students could go to and talk about 
their health problems with. The nurse could only 
refer the students to a doctor like for strep 
throat. "Now the Student Health Services have 
physician assistants as well as nurses, under the 
supervision of a physician, which the Medical 
Center supervise. They are able to diagnose the 
illness, dispense the appropriate medication or 
recommend and make appointments for the lab 
procedures and x-ray procedures," Myers says. 

Myers went on to say that their students not 
only have access to medical diagnosis, but treat- 
ment as well. 

So why doesn't Butler have one? 

The answer is simple for Bill Rinkenbaugh, 
Butler's dean of student services. "El Dorado 
being a small town, we have a number of physi- 
cians that are supportive to the college. To open 



get problems taken care of quicker, and without 
missing class time," Carruth says. 

On the average, athletic trainer Todd Carter 
supposes he sends five to 10 student-athletes a 
week to the doctor for health related problems. 
When he calls to schedule these appointments, 
the doctors' schedule is usually full because of 
the short notice. "The coaches want the athletes 
to practice, but if the doctors' schedule is full 
they have to be worked in," Carter says, so 
either way, class or practice has to be missed. 

And then there are students like Sarah Green, 
an Augusta sophomore, who have seen first- 
hand what a difference having an on-campus 
healthcare center does. 

"They have one at Wichita State and my sister 
goes there all the time for health problems she 
has," Green says. "She was in class one time and 
she had something wrong with her so the 
teacher sent her to the clinic. It made it easier 
and she got it taken care of right then, instead of 
missing class time." 

Butler may not have a healthcare facility, but it 
does hand out information about student health 
insurance. The insurance is provided through 
Student Assurance Services, Incorporated, in 
Wichita. To be eligible, you must be an under- 
graduate student taking five or more hours. 
Butler handed out the pamphlets before school 
started this fall, but does not receive any pay- 
ment for handing out the information, nor does 
it accept or take payments from students. 

"The college doesn't have any collection or tie 
in except helping offer it to students," says 
Rinkenbaugh. Student Assurance Services pro- 
vides this opportunity — a basic accident and 
sickness plan — for those students who are not 
covered under any health insurance policies. 



las, it would help get problems taken care of without missing class time." 



a healthcare facility in my opinion, is a duplica- 
tion of services provided in El Dorado that are of 
quality and available." 

Some students and faculty disagree. 

"I feel that if Butler had a facility like 
Hutchinson has for its students, it would help 



If there ever was a health care facility opened 
on the Butler campus, "I hope it would be a 
place that would do more than just take temper- 
atures," Biology instructor Tonya Kerschner says. 
"I definitely think a healthcare facility would be 
a great value to the students." 

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Butler's place in Time 

Story by Kristy Egbert. Photo by Mike Shepherd 




Advertising is the backbone for business 
in today's society. Every business 
advertises through one form or anoth- 
er. Advertisements are essential to a business 
because they bring the consumers to the prod- 
uct, just as Butler advertises to bring students to 
school. 

This year, Butler has an advertisement in four 
nationally-known magazines. The full-color ad 
features the success stories of two former Butler 
students. The first story is of Dennis Hunt, a tra- 
ditional student who lost his job while attending 
classes at Butler. His marketing instructor got 
him an interview at a bank and he was 
hired as an intern. The second 
story is of non-traditional 
student Janet Johnson, who 
came back to school to 
become a physician's assis- 
tant after rearing a family. 
She ended up winning the 
college's highest student 
honor, the Hubbard Award. 

The chance to have the ad 
was by invitation only. 
Editorial Marketing Inc. 
picked one Kansas business 
and one Kansas educational center to receive the 
ad spot. However, the ad isn't free; it still has to 
be paid for — all $9,200 of it, which will come out 
of the marketing budget. Information for the ad 
was supplied to Editorial Marketing Inc., who 
designed the ad. 

Because the ad is not a hard-sell kind of retail 
appeal, and it relies upon testimonials that help 
bolster the school's image, it is called an "adver- 
torial." 

The ad ran in the Sept. 21 Time and U.S. News 
magazines, and the Sept. 28 issues of Nezvsweek 
and Sports Illustrated . It was featured in a special 
section titled Inside Kansas Business, and 
although it was in national magazines, only a 
regional area of Kansas got it in their magazines, 
so about three-fourths of the state saw it. 

Butler Marketing Director Kelly Snedden says 
it was a good deal. "We're the second largest 
community college in the state and Butler does 

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some fantastic things. Instructors are changing 
and impacting students' lives everyday," the col- 
lege's public relations persons says. "Hopefully 
people seeing these ads will build our credibility 
and strength in their minds, and that we're a 
quality institution and do quality work." 

Luckily enough, Butler's advertorial was pub- 
lished in issues of the magazines that will defi- 
nitely have a high reader interest. Such as Sports 
Illustrated, with home run slugger Mark 
McGwire on the cover breaking the generation- 
old home run record, and especially Time maga- 
zine, with a cover enticing readers to open up 
and see excerpts from the steamy Starr Report. 
"We're hitting some of the biggest 
stories, and they're going to be keepers 
and filed away. It was just luck, we 
had no idea what stories would 
be printed in the issues that our 
ad would run in. It's kind of iron- 
ic that all of this is hitting at the 
same time," Snedden says. 

Public relations and marketing 
experts were telling community 
colleges that they weren't doing a 
good enough job telling the pub- 
lic about their life-changing sto- 
ries. That is why the stories of 
Dennis Hunt and Janet Johnson were chosen to 
use in the ad. Butler also came out with a new 
theme this year. 

Instead of "Students First," it is now "Making 
Changes to Benefit a Lifetime." 

"The theme is all about people's lives. We're 
still in belief that students are first. The theme is 
still used here and there, it's not gone completely 
and certainly not gone in our thinking," 
Snedden explains. 

In the past Butler has advertised mainly 
through radio, and occasionally through televi- 
sion. The consideration to advertise in maga- 
zines was never thought of until Editorial 
Marketing proposed it. 

"It's too early to tell whether we're going to 
take the offer next year or not. We are still track- 
ing the results of this ad to see what kind of 
impact we get," Snedden adds. 



SiJHtlWlllflite 




Retiree Jack King polishes up the hood to 

his old 1949 Ford Tractor in the auto body 

shop. "It had been sitting around for 

awhile and I just finally decided to do 

something with it," he says. 

Photo by Mike Shepherd 



. Fast 
Times at 

utler 
High 



Story by Mike Shepherd 
Photos by Justin Hayworth 





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Though she's involved with several different activities, Kristyn Barker 
is enjoying her time at Butler — as a high school senior. 



Andover freshman Kristyn Barker sat 
in the lobby of the 1500 Building 
before her speech class reading a 
copy of her school paper, the Bluestreak. 

The Andover High School paper, that is. 
Barker is one of several high-schoolers get- 
ting a head-start on their college career by 
enrolling in classes at Butler. In Barker's case, by 
taking 11 hours. 

"I'm just here getting some stuff out of the 
way." Barker says, making it sound like no big 
deal. 

But it is becoming a big deal. According to a 
report from the registrar's office, 506 high school 

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students — 119 from Andover High — were 
enrolled in at least one Butler class this fall. The 
students from Andover are either taking classes 
that count for dual credit, meaning they take 
them in their high school, or are on College 
Release. 

That release time provides students to take 
college classes in addition to their high school 
schedule without being overwhelmed with 
school work. Juniors can take one hour of release 
and seniors can take up to three hours off. 

And that's just what Barker is doing. 

"A lot of people are surprised that I want to 
and that I could do it," she says. "But they're 



supportive." 

"This is a great thing for the kids because 
they could have as many as 40 hours completed 
by the time they graduate — that's a heck of a lot 
of hours/' says Andover High counselor John 
Calabro. 

This way, Calabro added, a student who 
decides to finish college in five 
years, which is becoming more 
common, "adds a year in the begin- 
ning instead of the end." 

Barker is still overwhelmed, 
though not entirely because of 
school work. In addition to 4 1/2 
hours of school in Andover every- 
day and 5 1/2 hours' worth of time 
to spend on the El Dorado campus 
on Mondays and Wednesdays, she 
also sings in three choirs and is the 
president of Andover High's 
Fellowship of Christian Students and a member 
of the Ambassadors' Club — a civic volunteer 
group. 

Oh yeah, and she works part-time at a 
Dillion's pharmacy, as well. 

Despite her appearance as an overachiever, 
Barker insists that she's not. Instead, she 



Of 7,166 students 
enrolled at Butler's 

various sites, 

506 are high school 

students. That's 

almost ten 

percent of the total 

enrollment. 




explains, she is just taking advantage of all the 
opportunities that have presented themselves. 
She is quick to say that she hates school but con- 
cedes that is not entirely true. 

"I don't hate it," she says. "I think of myself 
as a social butterfly. I'd rather meet people to 
broaden my horizons than spend a whole after- 
noon in a classroom." 

But spending time in a col- 
lege classroom has been benefi- 
cial — a "huge eye-opener," in 
her own words. College, she 
says, isn't harder, just different. 

"It's like in my speech 
class — I have to pay attention. 
If I don't I won't succeed." 
Which is unlike her algebra 
class, she says, where she can 
go home and work a few 
example problems and make it 
through just fine. Some of the material in her 
speech class isn't in the textbook. 

"I hate homework and having to work so 
hard, not that I'm stupid; it's just sometimes I 
feel like I don't have any time — which I don't," 
Barker says. "But this will put me ahead when I 
do go off to school." 

Barker, in the red 
sweatshirt, wraps- 
up every Monday 
and Wednesday 
afternoon with two 
hours of Tap and 
Jazz dance classes. 
A two-hour break 
before them is 
often the only free 
time during the day 
that she has, which 
she uses to "do 
homework or 
sleep." 




on the 



Road 




Lori Berry sets the 
ball in a match early 
in the season. Photo 
by Chris Lawrie 



By Amy Train 

The trials and tribulations of having a new coach can 
be tough to face. It can be even tougher to face losing 
that new coach after just one season. That might just 
happen to the Lady Grizzly volleyball squad. 

Head coach Brian Hallmark came into the program 
this fall knowing it would be a challenge, but little did 
he know that his hard work may not have the chance to 
progress to a higher level. 

"I was excited for the new challenge," Hallmark says. 

But now, the only way Hallmark will remain Butler's 
head volleyball coach is if the position is made full-time. 
Right now, Hallmark works for the college only part- 
time. Making the volleyball coaching position full-time 
has been discussed in the past but has not been 
approved, Butler president Jackie Vietti says. Discussion 
of the status of the coaching position will be put on the 
budget agenda again, she adds. 

This problem has risen from Hallmark's other job in 
Augusta, where he is a full-time high school teacher. As 
it is now, he dashes to El Dorado after his school day 
there ends to practice with the Lady Grizzlies. Because 
of the distance to some tournament locations, he has 
missed several days at Augusta. 

Hallmark's absence became noticeable to some offi- 



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cials at Augusta and the Augusta School 
Board voted to not allow him to take time 
off for the two remaining regular season 
games. 

"There was a concern felt by the board 
that Brian was compromising his time spent 
with his classes; we felt like that was not 
good academically for our students," says 
Augusta School Board President Randy 
McDaniel. 

"We felt like he should be in a position 
where we wanted him to spend time in the 
classroom as opposed to volleyball. 
Academics should have a higher priority 
than athletics," McDaniel continues. 

Hallmark has already taken off the five 
days negotiated in his contract plus personal 
days, in addition to a number of unpaid 
days in order to attend games this fall. 

In Hallmark's absence, assistant coach 
Bonnie Jackson took the ladies to their 
games. If that wouldn't have worked out, 
then the ladies would have played without a 
coach. 

Because of this conflict, Hallmark has 
decided that unless his position is made full- 
time, so he can quit working in Augusta 
altogether, he will not be returning next 
year. 

He considers that unfortunate since the 
program is doing better than it did last year, 
noting that they have a higher rank in the 
region. 

"I think the program is on the right step," 
he says. 

But, in order to build the program even 
more, Hallmark needs to know where his 
position stands. 

"It makes it hard to go out and full-heart- 
edly recruit," Hallmark says. "With this 
year's team, I think we have built a loyalty 
to each other. We believe we can play with 
anybody. In the past, I don't think they 
expected to win." 

Four freshmen players say they would 
probably not return if Hallmark was not the 
coach. If that happens, it will almost certain- 
ly mean another season of rebuilding for the 
Lady Grizzlies. 




Lori Berry celebrates the kill she set for in the photo on 
the opposite page. The Lady Grizzly volleyball squad 
has enjoyed more success this year than in the past, but 
all of that could be in jeopardy if their coach is forced to 
quit at the end of the season. Above and top left photos 
by Justin Hayworth. 



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Chiok jugt \ov& 

And e\\e> provee it by 

collecting Toyg for Tote. 



It's 6 a.m., December 1st. You're still asleep, 
snuggled up in your comfy warm bed. But 
Butler County Community College students 
Tara Munley and Michael Cox are sitting in the 
cold on the roof of a Wichita department store, 
not knowing when they'll get to come down. 

This isn't some cruel and unusual punishment. 
They're doing it for charity. 

Munley and Cox, both Wichita sophomores, 
are part of a program with KZSN Radio and the 
Marine Corps Reserve to raise donations for 
Toys for Tots. On December 1st, KZSN personali- 
ty Dan Holiday climbs onto the roof of a local 
department store and stays there until a pre- 
determined amount of toys are donated. This is 
the second year that Holiday will be joined by 
"Toy Chick" Tara Munley and "Toy Dude" 
Michael Cox. These Butler students say they got 
involved in the program because they've been 
friends with Holiday for a long time. 

"He asked me to do it," Munley says. To 
which Cox adds a slightly different version: "I 
just went up on the roof to see him and never 
came down." 

While Cox, Holiday and Munley are on the 
roof, Marines are on the ground taking dona- 
tions. Munley says the Marines take shifts but 
that the three KZSN personnel stay on the roof 
with Holiday the whole time. They do remote 
broadcasts for KZSN every hour, giving updates 
on the number of donations and begging for 
more. 

Munley and Cox report that the public's reac- 
tion to them has been positive, except about Toy 

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Chick's name. "At first," Munley 
explains, "people were shocked 
at the name Toy Chick.' They 
asked me if I was offended by 
it." 

In fact, she and Holiday came 
up with the name together. 
However, neither she nor Cox 
knows where the name "Toy 
Dude" came from. "It just kind 
of happened," Cox says. 

While on the roof, both say 
emphatically, the biggest prob- 
lem is the cold. 

"Your skin burns and your 
muscles are cramped from the 
cold. You get stupid and still 
have to go on the air, even 
though you don't know what 
you're saying," Munley explains. 



Last year the KZSN team had a tent and 
space heaters, but it was still miserable 
when the store closed. There were no peo- 
ple coming by to make donations and because 
KZSN doesn't do live programming between 
midnight and 6 a.m., they didn't even have their 
hourly remotes to look forward to. Obviously, it 
was also much colder than during the day Toy 
Chick reports it was even too cold and uncom- 
fortable to sleep. 

So why do these two Butler students do it? 
"We always had stuff for Christmas and these 
kids get toys that they wouldn't have had 





Story by 
Doni Eoyer 

Photo by 

Justin 

Hayworth 




because of us. We didn't realize what we'd done 
until we got off the roof and heard the totals. At 
first we just did it for Dan," Cox says. "But now 
I get to help somebody, have fun and make a 
dork out of myself." 

The Toy Chick echoes the Toy Dude's senti- 
ments: "You can be as stupid as you want 
and it's OK because it's for a good cause." 
ast year, the trio stayed on the roof of the east 
Wichita Target store for 29 hours to collect 5,000 
toys. This year's goal is 10,000 toys in honor of 
the 10th anniversary of the program. Toy Chick 
says is could take twice as long this year. 



These Butler students want people to know 
about the program so they'll come by and make 
a donation on behalf of needy children. For those 
who would prefer to donate cash, a $5 donation 
counts as one toy. 

If you're out Christmas shopping the first two 
or three days of December, look up to the sky. 
You probably won't see Santa Claus flying in 
front of the moon, but you might see three shiv- 
ering people on the roof of a store begging for 
toys. If so, spare a few dollars to help a child 
have a better Christmas... and in the process help 
Toy Chick and Toy Dude go home to their comfy 
warm beds. 







Grizzly Spotlight 

Honeybears Angela Tullis, Tina Sayre, 

Heather Griggs, Rikki Bowker 

and Christie Shurtz perform during 

halftime of the football game 

against Fort Scott. 



Photo by Chris Lawrie